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New Anti-Corruption Law Now in effect

BANGKOK, 22 July (NNT) - Thailand’s new anti-corruption law has officially been brought into force.
Date: 22 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence in Spaniard's Murder Case

BAGNKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Appeals Court upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spaniard male for murdering a fellow countryman and dumping the dismembered body in Chao Phraya River two years ago.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand's Crime Prevention Role read out at CCPCJ

VIENNA, May 15 (NNT) - Thailand's justice minister delivered a speech at the 27th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) where he stressed on the country's commitment and accomplishments in crime prevention.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police drafting Guidelines for tackling Human Trafficking

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police is in the process of drafting its first-ever guidelines for law enforcers to handle human trafficking cases, as the government has set human trafficking as an urgent national agenda.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Civil Servants face Legal Charges for embezzling from Sema Pattana Cheevit Fund

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Education is set to take legal action against 25 people in connection with the embezzlement of Sema Pattana Cheevit Fund.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Kanchanaburi Court grants Bail to Construction Tycoon Premchai and Employees

KANCHANABURI, May 3 (NNT) - Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court of Kanchanaburi province has granted bail to president of Italian-Thai Development Pcl Premchai Karnasuta and three company employees accused of poaching at the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ombudsman Thailand confirms adherence to Good Governance and Code of Law

BANGKOK, Apr 26 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, hosted a seminar on Wednesday on its role under the new Constitution, which was attended by some 700 people representing various relevant groups and agencies.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Campaign for Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation System

BANGKOK, Apr 21 (NNT) - The Safe Cities for Women network has asked the Managing Director of The Transport Co., Ltd. to join the “Albino Team” to campaign for the elimination of sexual harassment on public transport.
Date: 21 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DSI to proceed with "Victoria Secret" Human Trafficking Case to Court

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will proceed to court with human trafficking charges involving "Victoria Secret" massage parlor.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims

NONTHABURI, Feb 16 (NNT) - The Minister of Social Development and Human Security has announced a policy designed to protect victims of human trafficking in accordance with international practice.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wildlife Protection Law being amended to carry Harsher Penalties

BANGKOK, Feb 12 (NNT) - The committee of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in charge of natural resources and the environment is preparing to seek approval for an amended wildlife protection bill that would increase punishments for poaching.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government confirms Legal Action to be taken against High-Profile Poachers

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (NNT) - The government has confirmed its determination to protect the nation's wildlife, saying a case is underway in connection with high-profile suspects charged with illegal hunting in a wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM, Environment Minister confirm Legal Action over ItalThai President caught poaching

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, have both confirmed that anyone found to be poaching animals in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary will face legal action.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA still questions New Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is still questioning the new anti-corruption law.
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA continues to deliberate Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Dec 25 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued to deliberate the draft organic law on corruption prevention and suppression and is prepared to appoint election commissioners.
Date: 25 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberates Anti-Corruption Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued its deliberation of the anti-corruption bill.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee adds More Details to new Draft NACC Law to step up Anti-Graft Efforts

BANGKOK, Dec 21 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly, which is in charge of the new National Anti-Corruption Commission Act, has proposed additional information to the draft in a bid to step up the fight against corruption.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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